Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Trafalgar Square

During our roaming around on Sunday, Elesa soaked up some sun on a bench while I roamed around the crowded square with my camera.

Bartolomeu Dias Overlooks Trafalgar Square - London, England

Lion, Symbol of England - Trafalgar Square, London

Lord Beatty Fountain - Trafalgar Square, London

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Port Meadow

Saturday, I took a late afternoon walk down the canal to Port Meadow. The cows and horses were furiously eating their dinner of green grass. There weren't many people around, and the side of the meadow up against the River Thames is no longer flooded. All in all, a lot different than a couple months back.

Cows Have Dinner - Port Meadow, Oxford

Path Along the Thames - Port Meadow, Oxford

Bossoms Marina- Port Meadow, Oxford


After all this time, we finally spent most of a day in London. Took a little cruise on the Thames and generally just walked around. It was very crowded with spring tourists and their buses. It was a nice day for all that, just a little chilly when the clouds hid the sun.

"Look Kids, There's Big Ben" - London, England

Westminster Bridge - London, England

Westminster Abbey - London, England

Tower Bridge - London, England

London Bridge - London, England

Westminster Pier - London, England

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Other Views of Edinburgh

I did take a few other photos around Edinburgh during the trip.

Scene on the Street - Edinburgh, Scotland

Calton Hill - Edinburgh, Scotland

On the Corner of Princes and St. David Streets - Edinburgh, Scotland

Abstract Christmas Tree - Edinburgh, Scotland

Caught, Right Outside the Window! - Edinburgh, Scotland

Gravestones at Night, Church of St John the Evangelist - Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday, April 14, 2014

Edinburgh Castle in Red

Here are a few photos from our visit to Edinburgh over Christmas. Aside from the Christmas market, it isn't really the best time to visit Edinburgh because the days are so short. The sun is barely up at 9 am (well, I can understand the sleeping in;) and is already down before 4 pm. So we saw a lot of the Edinburgh Castle bathed in red light.

The Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland

The Castle Approach - Edinburgh, Scotland

Stone Guard - Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rose Hill Cemetery

During a walkabout this past week in Oxford, I made my way through Rose Hill Cemetery. Lots of angels in this one :)

Gertrude Fanny - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Triumphant Angel # 1- Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Triumphant Angel #2 - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Spring Blossoms - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

The Overseer - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Little Praying Angel - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Winchester Cathedral

is one of my favorite Crosby Stills & Nash songs. Sunday we went for a visit. I didn't find the grave of a soldier that died in 1799, but I did find one from 1899...

The Crypt - Winchester Cathedral

Orthodox Influence?

Bishop Charles Richard Sumner - Winchester Cathedral

A mini cathedral within the cathedral -

Bishop Fox's Chantry Chapel - Winchester Cathedral

The Pieta - Winchester Cathedral

Tomb of Bishop Wilberforce - Winchester Cathedral

The more things change, the more they stay the same "shot by a fanatic at Peshawur"

Soldier That Died in 1899 - Winchester Cathedral

Flying Buttresses - Winchester Cathedral

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Today's Walk

Produced the following:

Daffodil -St. Giles, Oxford

Profile of the Heron - Oxford Canal

Smoke from a Narrowboat - Oxford Canal

Tantallon Castle

Yesterday for some odd reason, I realized that I never got around to posting the photos of Tantallon Castle. We drove by the castle on our way back from Edinburgh. It was closed for visitors walking around etc, either due to being Boxing Day or winter...whatever the case that didn't stop me from taking a few photos from a distance.

Tantallon Castle - East Lothian, Scotland

Tantallon Castle - East Lothian, Scotland